The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new...
WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students through the President's List and the Dean's List each fall and spring semester.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging high school students in North Carolina's 5th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, which is a nationwide high school visual art...
RALEIGH — In light of the multi-state measles outbreak linked to a California amusement park, public health experts in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging preventive measures and reminding everyone that vaccination...
WEST JEFFERSON — Alan Bulluck has been promoted to the position of editor at the Jefferson Post, Civitas Media announced Friday, Feb. 20.
JEFFERSON — Euthanasia rates are down at the Ashe County Animal Shelter thanks to an organizational network between animal control and area rescues; that's according to Joe Testerman, director of county animal control.
WEST JEFFERSON — Friday was a record-setting day temperature-wise in West Jefferson.
WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Farmers Market will be holding a craft/art jurying for a limited number of new craft/art vendors for 2015, and for any current vendors wishing to add new craft/art items.
ASHE COUNTY — A prison inmate who escaped from work detail at the N.C. Department of Transportation yard off Buffalo Road in West Jefferson in December of last year is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Feb. 26.
WARRENSVILLE —Doug Munroe and his daughter, Wheeler, were featured in the Saturday, Feb. 21 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal.
WEST JEFFERSON — Alex Kissinger, a student in Animal Science II at Ashe County High School, has been named CTE Student of the Month for February 2015.
LENOIR – Historic low temperatures caused members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation to set a peak high record for electricity demand due to heating needs.
The following news and information appeared in the Monday, Feb. 20, 1989 edition of the Jefferson Post.News
JEFFERSON — Ashe Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services is proud to sponsor a Couch to 5K training program, which is a 8-week progressive training program with the goal of helping individuals go from inactivity to running/walking or walking a...
JEFFERSON — Ashe County Schools will be closed for students Friday, Feb. 20. It is an optional teacher workday
Almost 560,000 North Carolinians bought or renewed health policies on the Affordable Care Act market by the time enrollment closed Sunday, the federal government announced Wednesday.
Margate Health and Rehab has voted their Valentine King and Queen winners. Ms. Elsie Lambert and Mr. Everette Howell were crowned at the Valentines Day Party.
Across the Carolinas, a lingering cold snap has affected just about everyone: Schools closed, people worried about trees falling and pipes bursting, and shelters took in more homeless people. Now, they are bracing for more days of even colder weather,...
LENOIR — The predicted arctic blast with historic low temperatures is leading Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation to ask members to voluntarily reduce electricity usage through Friday.
RALEIGH - Gov. Pat McCrory has lifted the State of Emergency issued in advance of this week's winter storm.
WEST JEFFERSON — Do you want to celebrate Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday) and give back to the community for a good cause? Then head on over to Boondocks Brewing Tap Room and Restaurant tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 17 where 10 percent of meal purchases...
ASHE COUNTY — Another round of wintry precipitation is expected to make its way into the High Country this weekend.
LANSING — What began as a chimney fire soon turned into a structure fire early Sunday morning, Feb. 15 in Lansing.
BOONE — Local real estate sales started the new year as they traditionally do – slowly. Meanwhile interest rates continue to fall.
Fed up with getting those obnoxious and incessant political robocalls during election seasons? Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th understands your pain.